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Blacks more likely than others in U.S. to read the Bible regularly, see it as God’s word
By Jeff Diamant

For African Americans, the Bible’s Exodus narrative is a cultural touchstone. Since before the Civil War, the story of the Israelites’ slavery and deliverance has spurred comparisons to black people’s experiences in the United States. Scripture’s importance to the black population in the U.S. is reflected in Pew Research Center survey data showing that black people are more likely than most other Americans to read scripture regularly and to view it as the word of God.

Indeed, more than half of black people in the U.S. (54%) – both Christian and non-Christian – say they read the Bible or other holy scripture at least once a week outside of religious services, compared with 32% of whites and 38% of Hispanics, according to data from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study. Indeed, relatively few black people (24%) say they seldom or never read the Bible, compared with 50% of whites and 40% of Hispanics.


Among Christian groups, 61% of those who are members of the historically black Protestant tradition (more than half of all black Americans) read scripture at least weekly, similar to the level seen among those in the evangelical Protestant tradition (63%). In addition, those in the historically black Protestant tradition are much more likely than Catholics (25%) and mainline Protestants (30%) to say they read scripture at least weekly, though less likely than Jehovah’s Witnesses (88%) and Mormons (77%).


A sizable share of all black people (77%) also say the Bible is the word of God (as opposed to having been “written by men”), compared with 57% of whites and 65% of Hispanics. Among those in the historically black Protestant tradition, 85% say they believe the Bible is the word of God, a level more comparable to that seen among those in the evangelical Protestant tradition (88%), Mormons (91%) and Jehovah’s Witnesses (94%) than among Catholics (64%) and mainline Protestants (62%).

Black people overall are also more likely than people in other racial or ethnic groups to believe the Bible or other holy scripture should be interpreted literally. Roughly half (51%) of black Americans feel this way, compared with 26% of whites and 38% of Hispanics. Among those in the historically black Protestant tradition, 59% hold this view, compared with 24% of mainline Protestants and 26% of Catholics. On this issue, the views of those in the historically black Protestant tradition are more comparable to those of evangelical Protestants (55%).

READ MORE: Blacks more likely than others in U.S. to read the Bible regularly, see it as God’s word: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/07/blacks-more-likely-than-others-in-u-s-to-read-the-bible-regularly-see-it-as-gods-word/
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The Black American is seeking answers from the inspired word of YAHWEH The Most High God.


Wednesday, March 25th 2020 at 4:56PM
Deacon Ron Gray
HARRY, you are RIGHT, The Old Testament is The inspired word of YAHWEH is only for the Jewish people. What other people that you know of in history who's prophecy was fulfilled.

Deuteronomy Chapter 28:23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

Now HARRY, this sounds like a jail cell, NOW, what people in that you know of, that jails are most represented in the jails across this today?

30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

Sound like Master is coming baby so, make it good to him.

32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.

Now this sound like that the selling of slaves to me.

The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

Did this not happen here in this country?

36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.

Now this sounds like the slave trade to me?

I can go on and on, I just got warmed up.




Wednesday, March 25th 2020 at 7:03PM
Deacon Ron Gray
All of this time you thought that I was talking about other people!

No HARRY, I am talking about the Black people who happens to be born in America, who's connected by The DNA Bloodline to the original Hebrew people of The Holy Bible. We are talking about the same people.

I asked you this question: Deuteronomy Chapter 28:23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

Now HARRY, this sounds like a jail cell, NOW, what people that you know of, that is filling up the jails across this country with today?

Now with that said HARRY, that means we as a people who already have a covenant with The Most High.
This is what YAHWEH said to his people, which is our ancestors: 2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

That means we must understand who we are as a people by reading with understanding of the evidence in The Holy Bible. The time is now to understand who's we are as a people. We as a people belong to YAHWEH The Most High God.

I have already put that evidence before you already, did you read any of it? This Information Is Powerful: http://blackinamerica.com/content/354436/this-information-is-powerful


Wednesday, March 25th 2020 at 8:51PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I asked you a question HARRY: I have already put that evidence before you already, did you read any of it? This Information Is Powerful: http://blackinamerica.com/content/354436/this-information-is-powerful

Have you read any of it HARRY?

Now if you want to really talk about the breeding process, join me on " Let Us Talk Briefly About The Slave Breeding Process in America http://blackinamerica.com/cgi-bin/blog.cgi?blog_id=354691

Now let's get back to my question Harry OK


Wednesday, March 25th 2020 at 11:07PM
Deacon Ron Gray
WOW!!! Harry, do you really see how foolish you sound so, you deleted your own self because I will not let you go wild on this subject.

Harry, if you want to talk on this subject, my blogs are still open to you.


Friday, March 27th 2020 at 3:45PM
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